Sapphire Partners

We are venture specialists investing in exceptional venture fund managers.

Early-stage venture fund investing

We seek to invest in top venture fund managers.

We focus on early-stage venture funds, both established and emerging, in the US, Europe and Israel. As the LP arm of Sapphire Ventures, we invest out of an evergreen-like fund structure designed to provide our managers with access to long-term capital.

We provide active, value-add support to our portfolio GPs through deep industry insights and expertise, data-driven performance benchmarks, thought leadership, and the leveraging of Sapphire’s Portfolio Growth services to our portfolio’s benefit.

OpenLP — A Sapphire Partners Initiative

We are mission-driven stewards of the #OpenLP movement. OpenLP demystifies the LP perspective, helping GPs stay on top of their game and everyone better understand how the venture market works.

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Supporting Fund Managers

Sapphire Partners - By the Numbers

  • 240

    portfolio company exits in 3rd party funds since 2013

  • 80

    portfolio companies in 3rd party funds valued at $1B+

  • 300

    global 2000 customer introductions annually

We believe your LPs should be a strategic asset —

  • Providing Industry Insights

    We work with leading venture funds, that reach across sectors and geographies, giving us a broad perspective on trends, best practices and insights. We share those industry insights with our fund managers through our thought leadership.

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  • All In: Re-imagining Our Role as an LP in Venture

    What does it look like to be an LP fully committed to venture? Sapphire Partners lives by three core principles that guide our work today and influence how we look to continually evolve to best serve our venture fund managers.

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  • Benchmarking & Analysis

    Our extensive benchmarking database allows users to compare performance with Sapphire’s broader portfolio across:

    • Business model / Investment themes
    • Performance by entry series
    • Performance by round size
    • Median ownership by series
    • Follow-on graduation rates
    • TVPI progression
  • Making Business Connections that Matter

    Beyond capital and expertise, our dedicated Portfolio Growth team – made up of business development, marketing, event and talent professionals – cultivates deep connections across the Global 2000 companies to help our underlying portfolio.

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